The Kyrie Irving saga rages on for the Brooklyn Nets, with a new twist seemingly surfacing every day or with even greater frequency. Now, word has surfaced that the enigmatic superstar’s conduct is quickly becoming a source of concern among those who know him well.


Irving missed his fourth consecutive game Tuesday due to the often cited but nevertheless mysterious”personal reasons.” All signs point to Irving’s absence stretching much longer than the Nets obviously would prefer, as the prevailing belief is that he reportedly “won’t be back anytime soon.”

According to Joe Vardon of The Athletic, there is now a “real concern” within the NBA about how the Irving situation will or will not resolve itself. Making matters worse, Vardon adds that “few people inside the NBA know what’s going on with Irving,” adding another wrinkle to the ongoing drama.